Tara Maurice



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Patient Populations:

Women, LGBTQIA+, Men, Neurodivergent Patients, Older adults, Patients with ADHD/ADD, Patients with depression, Patients with GAD, Patients with learning disabilities, Patients with PTSD/history of trauma, Peds: 12-15 years, Peds: 16-18 years, Peds: 2-5 years, Peds: 6-11 years

About Tara

I became a dietitian because I wanted to learn how nutrition impacts overall health. I wanted to help others find lasting health and wellness by educating and empowering them to improve their food choices and lifestyle behaviors.

Get To Know Tara

Favorite cultural dish or comfort food: Indian curry – medium hot, red or yellow

Go-to morning beverage: Coffee

Favorite thing to purchase at the grocery store or farmer’s market: Fresh herbs and salad greens

Sleep ritual I never forget: Nightly teaspoon of magnesium

Favorite recipe: Red lentil thai chilli

Favorite nutrient-packed snack: Yogurt, granola & fresh berries

Favorite book/TV show/movie: Book: The Secret Garden; Movie: Great Expectations; TV: The Office

Grocery shopping tip: Always go with a list!

What’s one small thing someone can do today to work toward a balanced eating pattern/lifestyle? Do not skip meals. Establishing a regular eating pattern will help with blood sugar stability, mood, energy and help to manage/avoid sugar cravings. A balanced eating pattern does not have to be 3 meals a day, but a routine of meals/snacks that works with your lifestyle and your health goals.

A habit you swear by: Moving my body daily – I love to run in the mornings. If running doesn’t fit into my schedule I always make time to walk at least 45 minutes – at once or in spurts throughout the day.

What’s your nutrition superpower? I am a very intuitive eater. I have a strong sense of what my body needs nutritionally (protein, carbs, fat, sweets, etc.) and I am almost always right! I also have a knack for guiding clients toward becoming more intuitive eaters themselves. I can teach them how to notice subtleties in hunger/satiety levels and improve their mindfulness around their eating habits.

Nutrition philosophy in a nutshell: I believe nutrition is very individual and there can be Health at Every Size. I believe in moderation and mindfulness. Mindful eating principles have helped me heal from pass gut issues and disordered eating patterns. I believe that the quality of our food matters and what we eat is just as important as why or how. Our food choices have an impact on our physical, mental and emotional health.


Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, Ohio University

Dietetic Internship:
Columbia, South Carolina

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